How to Transform Light into Electricity
In this video Prof. Arno Smets explains how electricity is generated in photovoltaic cells. It depicts the molecular structure of semiconductors, conductors and insulators, and explains that light produces thermal energy in semiconductors which can be used by electrons to cross the band gap.
You will find the chapter associated to the lecture below the video.
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